Tools to exercise Dell 2650 hardware?

Ian MacDougall ian.macdougall at
Wed Mar 26 03:53:01 CST 2003

We needed to stress test a mirrored disk set and used bonnie++

The tests it does are user configurable and that allows you to create a
fair amount of strain on the disks.

Dell do a suite diagnostic tools for the 1650's we have which work on
everything apart from the disk subsystem, you'll probably find they have
a similar package for 2650's

On Tue, 2003-03-25 at 23:21, David C. Kovar wrote:
> Good afternoon,
> I was wondering if anyone could suggest a suite of tools, not necessarily from 
> the same source, for really exercising a Dell server prior to putting it into 
> service. I'm interested in stressing memory, hard disk, RAID, etc.
> We have a 2650 that has exhibited odd behavior that we're unable to replicate
> on a nearly identical server (see my NFS issues post) and I'd like to thoroughly
> test both the current server and it's potential replacement.
> -David
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